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Glacier National Park

Beaver Valley Trail (Trailhead to Trail’s-end at Grizzly Creek)

The lower Beaver Valley Trail is open for four season use, from the trailhead near the Trans-Canada Highway to Grizzly Creek. A short branch of the lower Copperstain Trail extends from the Beaver Valley Trail to Grizzly Creek (the bridge has been decommissioned). Parks Canada has reintroduced mountain biking on the lower Beaver Valley Trail and lower Copperstain Trail, from the trailhead to Grizzly Creek, on a trial basis in 2014.

Please note: During the winter months, the entire Beaver Valley is open to skiing, from the Trans-Canada Highway to the south boundary of Glacier National Park. There is no winter maintenance and skiers must have self-rescue capability and route-finding skills.

Beaver Valley Trail (Grizzly Creek to Twenty Mile area)

The Beaver Valley south from the Grizzly Creek crossing to the Twenty Mile area is now designated as the Beaver Valley Wildlife Priority Area, and the trail is no longer maintained. Visitors hike or ski at their own risk, and travel is not recommended during the snow-free season. Any travel in the Beaver Valley Wildlife Priority Area requires extreme caution, bear awareness, self-rescue capability and self-reliance measures, including route-finding and creek-crossing skills.

The Beaver Valley Trail from the Caribou Pass Connector Trail junction north to the Twenty Mile area is open to hiking and skiing. This section of trail will receive very limited maintenance.

Beaver Valley Trail (Caribou Pass Connector Trail to south boundary of Glacier National Park)

The upper Beaver Valley Trail is not maintained from the junction with the Caribou Pass Connector Trail (south of the Twenty Mile area) to the south boundary of Glacier National Park. Visitors hike or ski at their own risk, and travel is not recommended during the snow-free season. Any travel in this portion of the Beaver Valley Wildlife Priority Area requires extreme caution, bear awareness, self-rescue capability and self-reliance measures, including route-finding and creek-crossing skills.

Copperstain Trail

The Copperstain Trail is no longer maintained from Grizzly Creek to Copperstain Pass. The Copperstain Trail bridge is now permanently closed and no public access is allowed. Visitors entering the Copperstain Valley below Copperstain Pass travel at their own risk, must be bear aware and must employ self-reliance measures, including route-finding and fording of streams. Travel is not recommended during the snow-free season. During the winter months, the Copperstain Pass area will remain open to visitor use.

Map of Hiking Trails in Glacier National Park Map of hiking trails - click to view larger version (1.5 MB) 
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